Revision Sparks off Linux

Re:Vision have announced support for Sparks (Autodesk’s plugin system) on Linux. Currently available are Twixtor, the timewarping system, and RealSmart MotionBlur, a, well, motion-blur system.

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RE:Vision Effects Press Release

For Immediate Release
Contact: RE:Vision Effects, Inc.
Date: Jun 24, 2005

RE:Vision Effects announces Linux support of Twixtor 4.5 and ReelSmart Motion Blur (RSMB) 3.2 Sparks for Discreet Systems. Also released is an update for IRIX users.

RE:Vision Effects announce Linux support of their Discreet Systems (Sparks) versions of Twixtor, their popular retiming solution and ReelSmart Motion Blur, which adds and removes motion blur based on per-pixel calculated motion. The new releases work within the Linux versions of Smoke and Flint and are also available for Burn render farms.

Twixtor 4.5 raises the bar in motion estimation. Nick Brooks, Academy Award and Emmy Award winner for visual effects says, "Twixtor 4.5 represents a new touchstone in retiming. The difference in accuracy means that retiming artifacts are either drastically reduced or disappear on the hardest to retime footage. "

What’s new for Twixtor 4.5.1

  • Linux support added.
  • New optimized Batch Mode is 2 seconds per frame faster.
  • Fixes a problem with "source" time being one frame off.
  • Fixed a problem with some values for the InvMatteChoke setting that caused layers to be incorrectly calculated.
  • Update required by IRIX users to use Burn.

What’s new for RSMB 3.2.1

  • Linux support added.
  • New optimized Batch Mode is 2 seconds per frame faster.
  • Update required by IRIX users to use Burn.

Linux versions only: Simplified licensing mode on Linux to deploy on a large Burn farms.


  • Twixtor Sparks licenses are priced at $795.00. Burn render licenses are priced at $198.75.    
  • RSMB Sparks licenses are priced at $189.95. Burn render license are priced at $53.99.    


  • Now available for Discreet Systems Smoke and Fire (all versions for Linux) as well as the Burn render nodes.
  • Continues to be available as an IRIX version for Flint, Flame, Fire, Inferno and Smoke. See website for exact compatibility.

Twixtor and ReelSmart Motion Blur also continue to be available for Apple Shake and Final Cut Pro, Avid Editing Systems, Autodesk Combustion, Eyeon Digital Fusion, Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Quantel systems and others.

Demo material and software, along with pricing and exact compatibility for all versions of Twixtor and RSMB are available at .

Twixtor and ReelSmart are trademarks of RE:Vision Effects, Inc. Burn, Sparks, Inferno, Fire, Flame, Burn, Flint, Fire are registered trademarks of Autodesk Discreet. All other references to trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.


Posted: June 24th, 2005
Categories: News
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